Matthew Farley

Of Counsel New York
matthew.farley dbr.com
Phone: (212) 248-3150
Fax: (212) 248-3141

About

Matthew Farley defends securities brokerage firms, financial advisors, accounting firms and a wide array of other financial services industry firms and professionals in securities litigation. In a practice spanning four decades, Matt has represented the nation’s largest and best known securities brokerage and investment banking firm in trials and hearing around the country. He defended member firms in the so called "research analysts" cases and also "market timing" trading of mutual funds. He is also actively engaged on counseling and representing firms and their employees who are the subject of regulatory agency attention.

Matt’s published works include “A Current Look at the Law of Insider Trading” which appeared in Volume 39, No. 4 of The Business Lawyer; and the articles, “Frivolous Motions to Vacate: A Proposal on How to Deal with Them,” and “Arbitrating with the Non-Signatory,” which appeared in PLI: Securities Arbitration. For over thirty years, he has been a regular speaker on securities arbitration and mediation issues at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Compliance and Legal division) annual meetings. He has been quoted frequently in The Wall Street Journal and other financial media.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, J.D., 1972
  • Rutgers University, M.B.A., 1972
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1967

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Tax Court

Organizations

  • American Bar Association, Section on Litigation, Broker-Dealer Subcommittee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Annual Survey of Federal Securities Law (Past Co-Chairman)

Matt's Areas of Focus